Physical Health

Vision Screening

Children use all their senses to learn. Playing with puzzles, crayons, balls, and blocks can improve important visual skills. These skills contribute to a child’s school readiness. An uncorrected vision problem can be a barrier to this readiness. Timely vision screening, coupled with an eye examination when indicated, is an important step toward early detection of any possible vision problems. Early detection also can lead to effective intervention and restore proper vision.

Select this link to download the Vision Screening Fact Sheet.


Your Vision Screening and Eye Health Program

Your Vision Screening and Eye Health Program

Uncorrected vision problems can affect a child’s development and school readiness. Learn about evidence-based tools that Head Start and Early Head Start programs can use to screen children’s vision. Also, find free resources that support follow-up care for families.

Topic:Physical Health

Keywords:Health screening, Vision

Resource Type: Article

National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Last Updated: February 13, 2019